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Day: January 10, 2018

Sexual Predator Weinstein Dealt Dirty Slap By Stranger In Arixona Restaurant

According to TMZ, the confrontation happened in Elements restaurant at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley.

Harvey Weinstein

Weinstein’s representative Sallie Hofmeister told The Arizona Republic in an email that TMZ’s report was accurate and did not provide further comment.

TMZ reported that the producer, who is said to be undergoing rehab through the exclusive Meadows center in Wickenburg, was eating dinner with his “sober coach” at about 9 p.m. when a man at an adjacent table asked to take a photo with him. Weinstein declined.

When Weinstein and the coach got up to leave, the other diner told his friend to start filming what was about to occur, TMZ reported.

The video shows the man walking up to Weinstein and saying, “You’re such a piece of s— for what you did to these women,” and slapping him in the face twice. Weinstein is seen caught off-guard.

TMZ reported that Weinstein declined to call police and left the restaurant. The Paradise Valley Police Department told The Arizona Republic that it had received no calls from the restaurant’s location nor reports about the incident.

Lt. Michael Cole, a spokesman for the police department, said no report has been filed but that Paradise Valley police would pursue an investigation if there were a cooperative victim. Cole said he saw the video and that if Weinstein were to file a report, the department would investigate it as a misdemeanor assault.

The Republic contacted Sanctuary on Wednesday morning after the video was posted. Elements is its signature restaurant and features celebrity chef Beau MacMillan.

“Our guests’ privacy is paramount at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Therefore, we are unable to provide a comment,” said a statement from the resort.

Weinstein, 65, has been spotted in the Valley over the past few months after dozens of allegations surfaced in late 2017 that for decades he had sexually harassed and blacklisted women who rejected his advances.

TMZ previously reported spotting Weinstein in disguise late last year at a central Phoenix restaurant. He had traveled to Arizona in the wake of sexual assault and misconduct accusations by high-profile actresses and other entertainment professionals.

Weinstein was one of the first prominent figures in entertainment and politics to topple during the #MeToo movement that seeks to bring victims’ voices to the forefront and hold predators accountable.

More than 80 women have come out against Weinstein, who formerly helmed Miramax and the Weinstein Company (which he co-founded with his brother, Bob). The accusations range from inappropriate to criminal behavior, including allegations of rape. Weinstein has denied the allegations and two police investigations are under review by the Los Angeles district attorney.

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P-Diddy To Offer $1m Modelling Contract To H&M Hoodie Boy

P Diddy is reportedly set to reach out to the little boy at the centre of the H&M ads which have caused such controversy.

P Diddy has seemingly responded to the whirlwind of controversy sparked by the H&M ad which features a black child wearing a jumper with the slogan ‘Coolest monkey in the jungle.’ It’s thought that he’s planning on hiring the little lad to model for his own brand, Sean John.

It’s even thought there’s a $1mil contract on the table.

There’s no word yet if the lad has accepted, and Diddy’s people refused to comment when approached by Metro.co.uk, but it would certainly be one heck of an outcome to the sh*tstorm caused by the controversy.

 

Diddy also posted a picture of the boy with the caption reading ‘Coolest King in the world’.

Multiple Twitter users addressed the brand, explaining that dressing a black child in a hoodie with this slogan was at best racially insensitive and at worst actively racist.

Metro.co.uk contacted H&M to ask them what their stance on this issue was. An H&M spokesperson told us: ‘This image has now been removed from all H&M channels and we apologise to anyone this may have offended.’

They added by writing on Twitter: ‘We understand that many people are upset about the image of the children’s hoodie. We, who work at H&M, can only agree. ‘We’re deeply sorry that the picture was taken, and we also regret the actual print. Therefore, we’ve not only removed the image from our channels, but also the garment from our product offering.

‘It’s obvious that our routines haven’t been followed properly. This is without any doubt. We’ll thoroughly investigate why this happened to prevent this type of mistake from happening again.’

 

The Weeknd has confirmed he was never work with H&M again after the clothing store was forced to apologise for a racist advert. ‘Woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo,’ the singer wrote on Twitter. ‘I’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore.’

The Weeknd, real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, launched his debut line with the Swedish brand in 2017.

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